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Guerro

The hostage feels the chimp’s malignant glare like knives through the skull.

Hairless the ape is a shiny odd blackish-red color.

“Guerro has alopecia.’ The junker says offering the primate a cigarette. ‘He’d love you forever if you got a light.”

The ape hangs the smoke between his pink lips and leans forward muscles bunching murderously.

Donny knows he doesn’t have a light but pats his pockets anyway.

“Never mind,’ the fat man sighs digging a zippo out of his flight suit jiggling like gelatin. ‘Better he not develop feelings if he has to kill you later. He’s a bitch when depressed.”

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Published by Bryan

I am an army vet, husband, and father of twins, I am currently working on my next publication, a collection of military fiction, and next year will be publishing an apocalyptic science fiction novel. My urban noir novel, "Compounded Interest," can be purchased on Amazon. I host a podcast on creativity called Origin: Stories on Creativity and co-host the soon-to-be-released show on speculative fiction called Mirage with fantasy author R. Emma Hardcastle. My youtube channel is: https://www.youtube.com/user/frogger65 The Origin podcast feed is: http://bryanaiello.com/category/podcast/feed/ For updates on "Mirage" and future publications follow me on twitter: @bryaiello More of my short fiction can be found at: www.bryanaiello.com My amazon author page is: https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Aiello/e/B06XX3HWCF/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494265791&sr=8-1

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